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Song Of Solomon 2:5

    Song of Solomon 2:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Stay ye me with raisins, refresh me with apples; For I am sick from love.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Make me strong with wine-cakes, let me be comforted with apples; I am overcome with love.

    Webster's Revision

    Stay ye me with raisins, refresh me with apples; For I am sick from love.

    World English Bible

    Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples; For I am faint with love.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Stay ye me with raisins, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.

    Definitions for Song of Solomon 2:5

    Stay - Support; something one relies upon.

    Clarke's Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:5

    Stay me with flagons - I believe the original words mean some kind of cordials with which we are unacquainted. The versions in general understand some kind of ointment or perfumes by the first term. I suppose the good man was perfectly sincere who took this for his text, and, after having repeated, Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples, for I am sick of love sat down, perfectly overwhelmed with his own feelings, and was not able to proceed! But while we admit such a person's sincerity, who can help questioning his judgment?

    Barnes' Notes on Song of Solomon 2:5

    Flagons - More probably cakes of raisins or dried grapes (2 Samuel 6:19 note; 1 Chronicles 16:3; Hosea 3:1). For an instance of the reviving power of dried fruit, see 1 Samuel 30:12.

    Wesley's Notes on Song of Solomon 2:5

    2:5 Stay me - Or, support me, keep me from fainting. The spouse speaks this to her bride - maids, the daughters of Jerusalem: or to the bridegroom himself. Flaggons - With wine, which is a good cordial. Apples - With odoriferous apples, the smell whereof was grateful to persons ready to faint. By this understand the application of the promises, and the quickening influences of the Spirit.